October 20th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
Add James Cameron to the list of people pulling for Angelina Jolie to star as Cleopatra.
The "Avatar" director told the New York Times that he’s been in talks to work on the film, which reportedly would be a vehicle for the Oscar winning actress. Cameron said the subject has always fascinated him and the choice of Jolie to play the Egyptian queen “sounds hot.”
“I mean, Angelina Jolie and Cleopatra? To me, that’s like a slam dunk,” Cameron said. “Whether I wind up doing it or not, I think it’s going to be a great project.”
Reports that the biopic may be filmed in 3-D were better received than the initial news that Jolie would play Cleopatra, which led to an outcry that Hollywood has consistently bypassed casting an actress of color in the role.
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